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I'm going to stretch the topic just a little bit and tell you that you don't always need to use a metal detector to find meteorites!

This meteorite was found with my eyes and a magnet on Coyote Dry Lake.  It weighs 13g and is only my second find there.

The metal detector was in the car.  We don't normally use them on a dry lake but sometimes you can.  We used the GB Pro one time on a dry lake bed in Nevada to test meteor wrongs vs meteor rights.  Let's say we only tested targets we saw and didn't swing randomly.  Not all lake or meteorite areas are suitable for metal detectors.  Holbrook in northern Arizona is an example that comes to mind.  If you don't see it then you aren't going to find it.  The ground is too mineralized for a detector to work.

Mitchel

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Nice find Mitchel.

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Nice find and great photos - thanks for posting Mitchel!

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That's a great looking meteorite. Planning a trip to take out my 10 year old. Hope he finds something like that!

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With as much time as I spend detecting in the Nevada desert, I need to educate myself on meteorites.  Admittedly if I saw that lying on the ground, I'd pass right by it without a second thought, hmmm.....

 

 

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